Board of Directors

Gene Blishen

Gene Blishen

Director
Gene Blishen recently retired as the General Manager at Mt. Lehman Credit Union (in the Fraser Valley) and is a Trustee Emeritus of the Credit Union Foundation of BC.
Alice Miro

Alice Miro

Co-Chair
Alice Miro is Project Manager, CLASP Initiative---Built Environment and Health at the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.
Marta Becker, Director

Marta Becker

Director
Marta is a financial consultant working to further social and economic development agendas that leverage the creative use of capital.
Lisa Coltart

Lisa Coltart

Director
Lisa is passionate about empowering people and seeing them grow and do amazing things that benefit community.

Shushma Datt

Director
Shushma Datt is a pioneer in Canadian Radio.
Dean Fortin, Director

Dean Fortin

Co-Chair
Dean Fortin, BA, J.D.Law, M.Ed, served as mayor of the City of Victoria from 2008 to 2014.

Am Johal

Director
Am Johal works at the Vancity Office of Community Engagement in the SFU Woodward's Cultural Unit.
Sean Markey, Director

Sean Markey

Director
Sean Markey is Associate Dean with the Faculty of Environment, and an Associate Professor with the Resource and Environmental Management Department at Simon Fraser University.
Rita Parikh

Rita Parikh

Director
A long-time supporter of co-operatives, Rita is committed to Vancity's vision of transforming wealth and enhancing community health.
Bob Ransford, Director

Bob Ransford

Director
Bob Ransford, of Counterpoint Communications, is a senior communications consultant and urban designer with a certificate in Urban Design from Simon Fraser University.
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Joseph Reid

Director
James Wright, Director

James Wright

Director
Wright has provided the artistic vision, strategic direction and community engagement strategies for Canada's second largest opera company since 1999.